MirOS Manual: setegid(2), seteuid(2), setgid(2), setuid(2)

SETUID(2)                  BSD Programmer's Manual                   SETUID(2)

NAME

     setuid, seteuid, setgid, setegid - set user and group ID

SYNOPSIS

     #include <sys/types.h>
     #include <unistd.h>

     int
     setuid(uid_t uid);

     int
     seteuid(uid_t euid);

     int
     setgid(gid_t gid);

     int
     setegid(gid_t egid);

DESCRIPTION

     The setuid() function sets the real and effective user IDs and the saved
     set-user-ID of the current process to the specified value. The setuid()
     function is permitted if the effective user ID is that of the superuser,
     or if the specified user ID is the same as the effective user ID. If not,
     but the specified user ID is the same as the real user ID, setuid() will
     set the effective user ID to the real user ID.

     The setgid() function sets the real and effective group IDs and the saved
     set-group-ID of the current process to the specified value. The setgid()
     function is permitted if the effective user ID is that of the superuser,
     or if the specified group ID is the same as the effective group ID. If
     not, but the specified group ID is the same as the real group ID, set-
     gid() will set the effective group ID to the real group ID. Supplementary
     group IDs remain unchanged.

     The seteuid() function (setegid()) sets the effective user ID (group ID)
     of the current process. The effective user ID may be set to the value of
     the real user ID or the saved set-user-ID (see intro(2) and execve(2));
     in this way, the effective user ID of a set-user-ID executable may be
     toggled by switching to the real user ID, then re-enabled by reverting to
     the set-user-ID value. Similarly, the effective group ID may be set to
     the value of the real group ID or the saved set-group-ID.

RETURN VALUES

     Upon success, these functions return 0; otherwise -1 is returned.

     If the user is not the superuser, or the UID specified is not the real,
     effective, or saved ID, these functions return -1.

SEE ALSO

     getgid(2), getgroups(2), getuid(2), issetugid(2), setgid(2),
     setgroups(2), setregid(2), setreuid(2)

     A setuid() function appeared in Version 2 AT&T UNIX.

STANDARDS

     The setuid() and setgid() functions are compliant with the IEEE Std
     1003.1-1990 ("POSIX") specification with _POSIX_SAVED_IDS defined, with
     the extensions allowed in section B.4.2.2. The seteuid() and setegid()
     functions are extensions based on the POSIX concept of _POSIX_SAVED_IDS,
     and have been proposed for a future revision of the standard.

MirOS BSD #10-current            June 4, 1993                                1

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